Hardy Krüger 1959

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German actor Hardy Krüger on a poster in Bravo of 3 October 1959. Krüger appeared in several international hits, including The Bridge Over Arnhem, The Wild Geese, The Flight of The Phoenix, The One That Got Away and Hatari!

In the last weeks of World War II, the then 16-year-old was drafted into an SS division. He was sentenced to death for refusing to shoot at US soldiers, but his superior didn’t carry out the sentence but used him as a messenger instead. Krüger then deserted and hid in a forest until he could surrender to the US Army. After the war he became an activist against right-wing extremism.

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